Bill Callahan – Another Song

Another Song, for that is its title, is the next to be shared from Bill Callahan’s upcoming release Gold Record. A working man’s blues that are lightened by a little love in the afternoon. In the middle of the day, uninspired and back at his homestead for lunch, the narrator decides to take the rest of the day off for some afternoon delight with his partner. … Continue reading Bill Callahan – Another Song

Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Pigeons is the first taste from Bill Callahan’s newly announced long player Gold Record (out via Drag City on the 4th September – pre-order here) The track is set in the heart of Texas, where from the wheel of his long white limousine, a man gently advises a pair of newly weds with reflections from his own experience. As always it is a lyrical treasure … Continue reading Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Here is the second instalment of our favourite albums of 2013, counting down from 30 to 11. 30 Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away . 29 Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In . 28 Coke Weed – Back To Soft . 27 Georgia’s Horse – Weather Codes . 26 Alela Diane – About Farewell . 25 Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Mad Mackerel’s Top Tracks of 2013: 100 – 76

It is that time of year again. The votes have been polled from our MM contributors, the results collated and without further ado, here are Mad Mackerel’s favourite hundred tracks of 2013. Today, we’re counting down the first twenty five, from 100-76. 100 Woody Pines – Hobo And His Bride Classic, ramblin’ country blues, where songs are filled with characters fighting to climb up or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Top Tracks of 2013: 100 – 76

Daytrotter Reaches 2,000

The wonderful Daytrotter recently announced their 2,000th session and managed to get none other than Country music legend Glen Campbell in to record it, followed swiftly by a new session from the brilliant Delta Spirit. For those that don’t know Daytrotter sessions are typically four songs in length, recorded live to quarter-inch tape in a matter of a couple hours, with no overdubs. They are then made available … Continue reading Daytrotter Reaches 2,000

The Songs Of Leonard Cohen Covered For Mojo

As is often their wont, Mojo magazine have produced another fine cover disc this month, with a tribute to Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece of a debut The Songs Of Leonard Cohen plus a ‘bonus’ of five extra classic tracks from his back catalogue. The array of artists is mightily impressive from acclaimed new soul artist Michael Kiwanuka to Cass McCombs, Field Music and J Tillman recording … Continue reading The Songs Of Leonard Cohen Covered For Mojo

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

Carrying on from where we left off yesterday… 30 Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen Download Josh T Pearson – Woman When I’ve Raised Hell…(Alternative Version) mp3 a 29 Real Estate – Days Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days) Download Real Estate – It’s Real mp3 (from Days) a 28 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest Download Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Another bonanza month. Another round up of the very best tracks we posted in March. Another selection of new tunes to get your teeth into too. So without further ado… Download White Denim – Drug mp3 (from D) First taste of rockers new album. Bodes well. Very well. Download The Everymen – Ballad Of Sarin mp3 (from Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen) Cocksure but not … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Bill Callahan Is Back

We were relative latecomers to the delights of Smog and of Bill Callahan – it was while watching the brilliant Shane Meadows directed Dead Man’s Shoes, hearing the desperate, cracked majesty of Vessel In Vain on the soundtrack, and knowing that was a song we had to have. Immediately. We’ve since spent a lot of time with his records and so it is a great delight … Continue reading Bill Callahan Is Back